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"Trust, Transformation and Thanksgiving: Stewardship for the 21st Century"

The Hawai‘i Conference UCC invites you to “Thanksgiving, Trust and Transformation: Stewardship for the 21st Century”

Thanksgiving – all we have is a gift from God and we, in thanks, give back to God. Trust – God has given us these gifts, as a trust, to manage and use as the hands and feet of Christ in this world. Transformation – with thanksgiving we trust God with our lives and we are transformed.

New words for stewardship in today’s world!

During this workshop participants will explore:

  • What is stewardship?

  • The need for new thinking and new approaches to giving in the church

  • Transactional vs. transformational giving

  • Fundraising as ministry

  • Why you should have a year-round generosity program

  • The importance of telling your story and relating your mission to generosity

Participants will receive several resources for use in the local church.


Our keynoter is Jill A. White who brings over 25 years’ experience in stewardship, fundraising, and strategic planning to the position of Lead Regional Mission Interpreter. In her role as Lead Regional Mission Interpreter, she works with churches across the country leading Capital Campaigns, Visioning and Strategic Planning, Repurposing, Stewardship, and other Church Building & Loan Fund programs.

A lifelong member of the United Church of Christ, Jill has served as Chair of numerous stewardship and capital campaign committees at the local church, Association and Conference levels. Jill is also a member of the Western Maryland chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and has completed coursework for the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving executive certificate in religious fundraising program. She holds the Society for Competitive Intelligence Professionals Fundamental and Advanced certification.

Sharon Matsuyama, Chair of the Stewardship Missional Team, and the Mission Interpreters of the Church Building and Loan Fund, have created this generosity program.

Workshops have been scheduled by county to allow for church leaders and stewardship chairs on the same islands to build relationships with one another for the sharing of insights and support. Should a person not be able to make their county workshop, they, of course, can attend a neighboring county workshop.

Each workshop will be 2 hours long and cover content such as:

  • the difference between a transactional stewardship ministry and a transformative stewardship ministry

  • the relationship between generosity and mission

  • how attitude, advocacy, and action work heart-in-hand in developing generous people

Save the date for your workshop:

These workshops are FREE! However, all participants must register.


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